Film director Quentin Tarantino.
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It’s even funny how great artists can have thin skin and childish pride. It would seem, well, who and what else should the great Quentin Tarantino try? Who to justify and who to listen to? Who can be bothered by criticism, a heavenly? But not. The American not only follows the critical press, but is also seriously offended, like a child, by comments about his work. Or the absence of it.
In addition, Tarantino repeatedly joked with opponents of the media in his films (he played Michael Fassbender as the hero in Inglourious Basterds, who took all his colleagues to the monastery, etc.) and spoke about the death of the critic’s profession. of cinema and the absence of at least some brilliant figures in this industry.
– I knew the writing style of the critics, their tastes! the manager complained. “The sad reality is that today the voice of Manola Dargis – and I have nothing against her – I don’t care enough to read her opinion on Scandalous Diary or Transformers 4. Today I don’t know anyone. What is my fault? His? Only the names of the websites remain: CinemaBlend, Deadline. They tell me: “There are still good critics.” And I always answer: “Who?” I say this without sarcasm.
It got to the point that his last shot – the final image (Tarantino promised there would be ten in all) – he saved for reporters. The next film is called “Film Criticism” and, as its title indicates, it is dedicated to those who write about cinema.
The action of the painting will replay in the past. Specifically, in the 70s (almost like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in California, where a talented but degraded film critic works, even writing reviews for porn magazines. Tarantino’s camera will focus on him: a guy who “really lived, but was never really famous.”
“I wrote about popular movies and was a minor critic,” Quentin explained of the final film’s leading man. I think he was a very good critic. He was bloody cynical. Reviews of him ranged from an early Howard Stern to what Travis Bickle might have been if he had been a film critic.
Let’s remember that Govarn Stern is a famous American humorist, screenwriter and radio announcer, and Travis Bickle is the hero of the film Taxi Driver (1976) by Martin Scorsese, ex-marine, Vietnam War veteran and driver in New York.
The most interesting thing is that the history of the “Cinema Criticism” was not born by chance. Quentin in his youth was very fond of leafing through pornographic magazines and reviews of them. As he himself said, he continued to study “interesting notes” on porn precisely after coming across special texts by an unusual author.